Campus Visits & Tours

A visit to campus is one of the best ways to learn about the university's academic programs, student services and community life. We encourage future students and their parents to register for an Engineering Information Session to learn more about the Cockrell School and the university.

Campus Visits

You can register for an official campus visit led by a freshman admissions counselor to give you the inside scoop on admissions, housing, financial aid and other important topics. Separate information sessions are held for both prospective and admitted students, followed by a student-led tour of campus.

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Engineering Information Sessions

Information sessions for prospective freshmen (content is focused on those who have not already been admitted) are typically hosted on Fridays or Mondays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. An academic advisor from Engineering Student Services (ESS) leads the sessions. Students and parents receive information about the different engineering degrees offered, as well as information about student services. 

Register online to attend one of the sessions below. Please arrive at the scheduled location 15 minutes before your meeting. You may call ESS at 512-471-4321 for more information about the Engineering Information Session, or other general info about the Cockrell School.

Click to see the Spring 2016 Schedule
Friday Mar. 25 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Mar. 28 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Apr. 8 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday Apr. 11 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday Apr. 15 2:00 - 3:00 pm WEL 2.304
Friday Apr. 22 2:00 - 3:00 pm WEL 2.304
Friday Apr. 29 2:00 - 3:00 pm WEL 2.304
Monday May 2 2:00 - 3:00 pm PHR 2.110
Friday May 13 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday May 16 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday May 23 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday May 27 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Tuesday May 31 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Click to see the Summer 2016 Schedule
Friday June 3 2:00 - 3:00 pm CPE 2.218
Friday June 10 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday June 17 2:00 - 3:00 pm CPE 2.218
Friday June 24 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday July 1 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Tuesday July 5 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday July 15 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday July 22 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday July 29 2:00 - 3:00 pm CPE 2.218
Friday August 5 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday August 8 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Friday August 12 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302
Monday August 15 2:00 - 3:00 pm POB 2.302

Department Sub-sessions

The following departments host information sessions one to three times per month: Aerospace Engineering (ASE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering (CAEE). These sessions provide a more in-depth presentation about their respective majors, and can be attended following a general Engineering Information Session. Register online to attend one or more of the sessions below.

Click to see the Spring 2016 Schedule
Friday April 8 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday April 8 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday April 8 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday April 11 3:30 - 4:15 pm ECE
Monday April 11 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday April 22 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday April 22 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday April 22 3:15 - 4:15 pm CAEE
Friday April 29 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday May 2 3:30 - 4:15 pm ECE
Monday May 2 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday May 13 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday May 13 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday May 27 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday May 27 3:15 - 4:15 pm CAEE
Click to see the Summer 2016 Schedule
Friday June 10 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday June 10 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday June 17 3:00 - 4:00 pm CAEE
Friday June 24 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday June 24 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday July 15 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday July 15 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday July 22 3:00 - 4:00 pm CAEE
Friday July 29 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday July 29 3:30 - 4:30 pm BME
Friday July 29 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday August 8 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Friday August 12 3:15 - 4:15 pm ASE
Friday August 12 3:15 - 4:15 pm ME
Monday August 15 3:00 - 4:00 pm CAEE

Individual Department Meetings by Appointment 

The following departments offer individual appointments:  Aerospace Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; and the Equal Opportunity in Engineering program.  Prospective chemical engineering students can request a meeting with a peer advisor by emailing visitMcKettaChE@che.utexas.edu. Students are highly encouraged to attend an Engineering Information Session before scheduling an individual appointment with a department.  View department information 

Prospective External Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to the Cockrell School of Engineering from another university can meet individually with an advisor in Engineering Student Services. Call 512-471-4321 to schedule an appointment. While prospective transfer students are also welcome to attend an Engineering Information Session, parts of the presentation are geared specifically towards prospective first-time college students. Read more information about the external transfer process.

High School Group Visits

Due to the volume of requests we receive, the Cockrell School of Engineering has limited capacity to schedule group visits. We encourage your group to attend our campus-wide open house, Explore UT, which is open to groups and individuals of all ages during the spring. Additionally, we welcome your group to join an Engineering Information Session, held most Fridays and some Mondays during the academic year and summer (see schedule above). If none of these options work for your group, please complete this form to provide information about your anticipated visit. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Our ability to accommodate your request will depend on the time of year and availability of staff members.

Residence Hall Tours

Get an inside look at what it's like living on campus by touring one of the residence halls.  These tours are a chance to learn how the Division of Housing and Food Service provides positive living experiences through wellness programs, leadership opportunities and group learning. Visit residence hall rooms, study lounges, dining centers and more.  No registration required.  View the residence hall tour schedule   

Admissions Center Visit

The university maintains admissions centers on campus and around the state, staffed by admissions professionals who work with and meet with prospective students and their families.  To attend an information session in your local area, contact the UT Austin Admission Centers in your area.

Explore UT 

Visit us during the university's annual open house and participate in any of the nearly 400 events, activities, performances, exhibits, lectures and demonstrations for the entire family.  Learn about engineering, hear from professors and participate in hands-on activities led by student organization leaders. The event is free, no registration required.  Create your own Explore UT schedule

Admissions Center Visit

The university maintains admissions centers on campus and around the state, staffed by admissions professionals who work with and meet with prospective students and their families.  To attend an information session in your local area, contact the UT Austin Admission Centers in your area.

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After Admission

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